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Oakglen Apr 26, 2010 08:17 AM

Go to www.printempsduguidemichelin.fr for a list of 64 Paris restaurants offering a variety of discounts until June 21. The catch? You have to buy the guide.

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    hbfoodie7 Apr 26, 2010 07:57 PM

    My French is too rusty to read the fine print. Is the quoted rate for many of these menus for 2 people? The quoted rate is higher than the lunch rate I had written down for most of these restaurants.

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      souphie Apr 26, 2010 10:58 PM

      Haven't seen any menu for two in there.

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        John Talbott Apr 27, 2010 11:42 AM

        Never seen such. Hotel rooms maybe, menus - how would that work? Cotes de boeuf, wild turbot at La Grille, ?

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          souphie Apr 27, 2010 10:29 PM

          I've seen them in Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants -- but not in Michelin discounts listings.

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      Nancy S. Apr 26, 2010 09:20 AM

      Interestingly, La Bigarrade is one of the discounted venues.

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        John Talbott Apr 26, 2010 09:24 AM

        and Le Gaigne, Cafe Sud and Prunier, after that it's pretty useless.

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          souphie Apr 26, 2010 11:32 AM

          Really? Meating, Petit Marguery, Guy Savoy, l'Arpège, Auguste, Ledoyen, Stella Maris, etc. are useless?

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            John Talbott Apr 26, 2010 11:58 AM

            Ah Soup, I love le Petit Marguery and ahhhhhhhhh, well I liked my two at Meating and twenty years ago (playing the age card) those at Savoy and Stella Maris but I'm not in love with l'Arpège, Auguste & Ledoyen as I know you are and everyone else in the world is. I'll stand with La Bigarrade, Le Gaigne and le Petit Marguery. And it's not just that I'm a hipster and cheap, it's also that I'm hummm, too old to care about the OOO (the opinion of others) - as Arturo Toscanini is reported to have said in response to a question why he conducted what he did at his age - "I play what i want to hear.'

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              souphie Apr 26, 2010 11:01 PM

              John, for the record, I don't like Stella Maris, l'Arpège and Auguste, but I wouldn't call them useless. I don't love Ledoyen but I do think they have one of the best food in town. And the reverse about Savoy: love them, even though they're far from having the best food in town.

              I do like the idea of calling you "Maestro", though.

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            mangeur Apr 26, 2010 11:46 AM

            A discount at Passage 53 is interesting.

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              Nancy S. Apr 26, 2010 12:05 PM

              I always worry when a seemingly "good" restaurant offers a discount.

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                John Talbott Apr 26, 2010 12:11 PM

                Yah next thing it'll be karaoke, live jazz music or happy hours.

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                  plafield Apr 26, 2010 01:17 PM

                  Personally, I'd LOVE to find a place with live jazz where the food is actually great...that goes for Paris AND New York City!

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                    Parigi Apr 26, 2010 01:28 PM

                    Saturday night at Clauzel 23. I wouldn't say the food is great; it's quite good.

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                      ChefJune Apr 27, 2010 10:05 AM

                      There are at least three places in New York that meet your criteria, plafield, but that's a subject for another forum.

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